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Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.65 | 12 ratings

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5 stars I remember back in the day (about a month ago or so, maybe two) when this album was on streaming services. Now it's gone. Nice. I don't want to track down a CD because they're expensive, so I listened to this album on YouTube instead of on Apple Music for my second listen. Lame. But anyway, the album.

We Are the Romans is the second and final studio album by the hardcore band Botch. It is a classic of metalcore and hardcore, and it was very influential to development of mathcore. Metalcore bands from the late 1990's such as Coalesce, Kiss it goodbye, The Dillinger Escape Plan, and Botch all played a sound that was first labeled as "noisecore." This would turn into what we know today as mathcore. These other bands and of course Botch played a technical style of metalcore that was different from other metalcore bands at the time.

We Are the Romans is one of the best metalcore albums I have ever heard, or maybe even one of the best prog albums I've ever heard. The album is almost an hour long, atypical for metalcore for the time and hardcore, and it is filled to the brim with technical metalcore that is a blessing to your ears. The album would influence mathcore, progressive metalcore, and progressive metal bands in general. It's influence can be heard all throughout the prog and metal worlds.

If you like post metal, metalcore, mathcore, or progressive metal, I highly recommend this masterpiece. Of course, you'll have to listen to it on YouTube or track down a physical copy of it. It is worth the listen though; I can't recommend this masterwork of an album any more than I do now. An all-time great classic masterpiece of metalcore, metal, and progressive music. Classic album.

progtime1234567 | 5/5 |


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